The number of confirmed Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases has started to rise slightly after remaining level for several weeks.
When the pillar 2 data was added to the daily figures from Public Health on 2nd July the number of confirmed cases jumped from 204 to 420.
Nearly a month later and the figure has now reached 423 – having risen and dropped a couple of times as cases were reallocated to other local authority areas (people being tested here, but main residence is elsewhere).
Anecdotally News OnTheWight has heard of several Covid-19 cases in the community that don’t yet appear in the official figures.
Number of deaths
There have been 83 deaths on the Isle of Wight where Covid-19 is named on the death certificate.
Growing number of cases in UK
As outlined by Prime Minister in his speech today (Friday),
“Today, the weekly survey by the Office for National Statistics reports that the prevalence of the virus in the community in England is likely to be rising for the first time since May.
“The ONS also estimate there are now 4,900 new infections every day, up from around 3,000 per day on 14th July and 2,000 per day at the end of June.”
Further details on the R number and Growth Rate can be found on the Government Website.
1.30pm 31 Jul 2020 – Comment from PM added